Minister: successor Stint can still hit the road

The minister bases the decision on reports from the National Road Transport Agency (RDW) and the Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV).

The wagon used by many daycare centers was banned after a fatal accident in 2018 that killed four children.

Employees fired

This week, Stint director Edwin Renzen told RTL Nieuws and de Volkskrant that it was the end of his business was in sight. Last week, all nineteen employees were laid off.

SWOV and RDW are positive about the BSO Bus. According to the RDW, the vehicle meets all requirements, except that the maximum number of passengers of eight is exceeded.

An exception has been made to this maximum, at the request of the Lower House. From now on, drivers must first follow a training. It has also been agreed with the childcare sector that the BSO Bus will be used as much as possible in quiet places, such as on separate cycle paths or in areas where a maximum speed of 30 kilometers per hour is allowed.

Childcare happy

SWOV has listed a number of risks, but according to the Minister these are ‘partly inherent to the use of light vehicles in traffic and therefore unavoidable’.

The Childcare Sector Organization is pleased with the decision. Director Emmeline Bijlsma: “This means a lot of joy at day care centers, that they have the prospect of using the BSO Bus again. It is not for nothing that we have said for two years that it is a safe means of transport.”

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